What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

262,400

Total High School CTE Concentrators

3,809

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 680 $53,100 14.7%
Mechanical Drafters 3,080 $49,940 8.1%
Drafters, All Other 210 $60,290 9.5%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 2,450 $54,120 18.4%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 240 $53,230 4.2%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,750 $49,560 21.7%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 1,540 $51,070 5.2%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,340 $57,520 8.2%
Chemical Technicians 1,710 $45,240 9.4%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 7,930 $45,300 8.4%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,490 $35,240 12.1%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 8,280 $68,540 5.8%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 2,070 $37,910 13.5%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 380 $45,300 5.3%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 1,140 $54,380 6.1%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 180 $78,540 -16.7%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 430 $40,730 -2.3%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 300 $41,090 3.3%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 960 $34,260 6.3%
Home Appliance Repairers 870 $41,040 3.4%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 8,970 $52,000 10.4%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 3,370 $52,760 6.5%
Medical Equipment Repairers 750 $47,310 12%
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners 320 $35,730 -3.1%
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 160 $51,810 6.3%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,690 $40,700 8%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 1,030 $34,670 -1%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 260 $37,720 -11.5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 2,880 $36,430 9%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 21,170 $59,200 5.2%
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 740 $32,890 -4.1%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 840 $38,820 -14.3%
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 620 $34,950 3.2%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 2,020 $38,890 4%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 4,440 $28,190 2.7%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 2,640 $29,840 2.7%
Food Batchmakers 8,020 $34,350 4.4%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 1,290 $27,140 7%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 10,410 $43,720 3%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 1,480 $49,810 16.9%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,570 $38,770 -5.1%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 630 $40,580 -14.3%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 390 $38,530 -5.1%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 8,210 $38,670 -6.7%
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 420 $43,190 -19%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,300 $35,590 -10%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,490 $40,480 -7.4%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 340 $42,340 -17.6%
Machinists 14,910 $42,070 2.9%
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 550 $38,350 -5.5%
Pourers and Casters, Metal 580 $35,250 -17.2%
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 340 $47,630 -5.9%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 1,580 $37,260 -20.9%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 7,170 $33,070 -7.9%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 8,320 $36,040 5%
Tool and Die Makers 3,370 $50,750 -6.2%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 14,610 $42,530 6.7%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,080 $37,000 -7.2%
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 680 $37,260 -8.8%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 90 $43,830 0%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,590 $30,340 0.6%
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 440 $31,860 0%
Sewing Machine Operators 2,710 $27,930 -4.4%
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 240 $28,500 -16.7%
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $40,130 -20%
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 370 $38,160 -5.4%
Upholsterers 340 $35,660 2.9%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 2,310 $31,140 6.9%
Furniture Finishers 260 $31,660 0%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 2,040 $30,740 3.4%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 5,060 $30,570 1.2%
Woodworkers, All Other 120 $27,980 8.3%
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 50 $91,900 -20%
Power Plant Operators 850 $64,030 -12.9%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 120 $64,220 8.3%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 860 $43,390 9.3%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,080 $39,530 7.7%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 890 $39,260 -2.2%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 760 $28,030 -15.8%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 4,620 $38,630 4.1%
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 540 $29,370 -3.7%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,080 $38,120 2.9%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,070 $36,280 3.9%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 750 $35,430 2.7%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 13,660 $38,780 -5.1%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 340 $54,720 -14.7%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 910 $37,970 2.2%
Medical Appliance Technicians 470 $35,360 8.5%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 640 $29,680 7.8%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 14,610 $33,610 3.7%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 5,330 $37,680 6.6%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 1,030 $40,640 -3.9%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 200 $31,570 0%
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 340 $30,330 2.9%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 560 $33,820 0%
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 440 $34,240 2.3%
Etchers and Engravers 520 $34,100 3.8%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 1,530 $32,820 7.2%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 8,040 $44,770 -7.8%
Tire Builders 80 $30,780 0%
Helpers--Production Workers 13,380 $31,470 7.8%
Production Workers, All Other 6,400 $32,070 2.3%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 4,770 $29,980 5.5%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 600 $26,340 -23.3%
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 1,020 $22,110 2.9%
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 1,330 $35,330 3.8%
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 310 $52,350 -16.1%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 660 $36,040 -1.5%
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 530 $27,590 -17%
Plant and System Operators, All Other 210 $56,310 -4.8%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 320 $42,660 0%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Wisconsin) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship - Production Certification Very Oversupplied 0 358
MSSC Certified Production Technician Certification Very Oversupplied 4 110
Snap-On Multimeter Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 107
Snap-On Precision Measurement Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 51
Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship - Maintenance, Installation, and Repair Certification Very Oversupplied 0 34
NIMS Machining Certification Very Oversupplied 0 30
Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship - Production Operations Management Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 7
IPC-A-610 Certification Certification Supply meets demand 0 0
MSI Certified Manufacturing Technician Certification Supply meets demand 4 0
MSSC Certified Logistics Associate Certification Supply meets demand 2 0
R410A Refrigerant Safety Certification Certification Supply meets demand 2 0